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Freebie Friday! 100% Free Apps For iOS, Android And Windows Phone

At the end of each week, we bring you a list of the latest free mobile games for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Deals this week include Assassin’s Creed Pirates, Bike Baron and Bomberman Chains. Download them all without spending a cent!


GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition: Australian Review

For as long as there have been cameras, people have been pointing them at themselves doing stupid things. The best new way to do that is with the GoPro Hero 4 Silver.


Deals: Dick Smith eBay Store Sale This Weekend!

Need a new power laptop? The official Dick Smith eBay store has slashed $300 off the impressive HP Envy 17 with 17-inch display, 2.4GHz Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 2GB Nvidia graphics – now just $1699! Until midnight Monday you can also save $30 on Samsung’s premium 8.4-inch Galaxy Tab S and score hundreds off Samsung’s huge 65-inch Ultra HD LED TV. Here are the details.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include HaxSync for Facebook on Android, Bike Baron on iOS, and Time Travel on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Video Games Get Gun Silencers All Wrong

You round a corner. You think you’re in the clear but — oh no! — an enemy is standing guard. How will you ever bring him down without alerting other guards? Aha, your pistol has a silencer. One mouse squeak gun shot later and you’re free. Except that’s not how silencers work at all.


25 Times The Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron Trailer Blew Our Minds

The official “teaser” trailer for Avengers: Age Of Ultron was put up yesterday by Marvel, and I think I’ve watched it over 100 times already. Get in here and gawk at the best moments from the trailer. Get ready for endless, nerdy deconstructions!



Moto 360: Australian Pricing And Release Date Confirmed

If you’ve been pining for some sweet, circular smartwatch action in your life, you’re finally in luck: the Moto 360 has just been given an Australian price and release date.


What's Next For The Smartphone In A Rapidly Changing Market?

It should be no surprise to anyone that many smartphones may have been designed to last about 24 months — the length of a typical contract with a network service provider. After all, it is a fast-moving, high-turnover market and planned obsolescence is how it is kept moving. Being high turnover means new models with new features can be brought to market and readily consumed by users conditioned to want the latest and greatest.


Thanks, ACCC: Ticket Prices For Concerts, Sports Are Going To Become Clearer

The ACCC has been targeting drip pricing, the practice of online booking sites adding additional fees and charges insidiously throughout your purchasing process, since February this year. There’s finally some movement on this — Ticketmaster and Ticketek are being forced to clean up their act when it comes to online ticket prices.


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